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Last updated on August 5th, 2017 at 04:00 pm
A lot happens foot-wise during the driving of an Australian racing car:
• Those micro-second clutch applications indicate up-shifts, obviously.
• “Heel and toe” braking – you’ll see in the clip that the driver hits the brakes and accelerator simultaneously during down-changes – raises engine speed to road speed; otherwise rear wheels seize, leading to a “hello, trees!” race exit.
• Note the (unidentified) driver’s right foot squirming for further purchase on the accelerator even when the thing is jammed completely to the firewall. Six hundred horsepower, and the guy wants more.
• Brief left-foot brake taps probably mean we’re looking at footage from an endurance race, during which tired brakes sometimes require a pressure-building nudge.
(Via James N.)
- Do they buy carbon offsets?Posted by rightwingprof on 2007 05 05 at 01:45 PM • permalink
- Holy crap. Exciting.
I was confused by the accelerator and brake at the same time thing.Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 05 05 at 06:36 PM • permalink
- Kind of like trucking the 299 between Eureka and Redding, Calif. Mountains, curves, hardly a straight stretch for 120 miles and 13 gears to play with. And no blinking, or you go over the side into the river. I get paid a lot less, though.Posted by dean martin on 2007 05 05 at 07:06 PM • permalink
- I heard that. 13 is as many as I can keep track of.Posted by dean martin on 2007 05 08 at 03:50 AM • permalink
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